PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2023 [WIN]
Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program for your multimedia computer. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from “nothing” to “something” in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your “on demand” backup band.
Just type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the style you’d like, and Band-in-a-Box does the rest, automatically generating a complete professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns in a wide variety of popular styles plus optional live audio tracks with RealDrums and RealTracks.
Band-in-a-Box is a powerful and creative music composition tool for exploring and developing musical ideas with near-instantaneous feedback.
There are over 70 new features in Band-in-a-Box 2023!
This includes many major new features. There are Partial Track Re-Generations, with an on-screen Regeneration Panel and an Always Different setting to get up to 40 variations on any RealTracks. Undo – Track Generation and Undo – Song Generation is added. You can now copy, cut, paste, delete, insert, and do other editing functions to the RealTracks/RealDrums tracks, while preserving the ability for the tracks to re-generate new material. Auto-Save Song prevents data loss. Playable Tracks are enhanced for Playable RealTracks (404 new Sforzando sounds, 700 total – all with Audio Demos), and now include Playable RealDrums, MIDI SuperTracks and MIDI tracks. There are now RealTracks Stems, separate isolated tracks available for multi-track RealTracks like Horns (e.g., Crooner, Blues), Vocals, and String Quartets. Master Track Volume Automation for fadeouts, crescendos etc. added.
SynthMaster Player synth included, with modern/techno sounds. Audio Input monitoring to hear your Audio Input (e.g., electric guitar with effects) through to Audio Out. Arpeggiator sounds available. EZ Selection of your RealTracks/RealDrums Folders. Help for “Style not Found” providing info and lists of substitutes. Generate Intros using Song Chords. RealDrums Fills control, Enhancements for StylePicker – Preview, Prototypes and Rebuild, and much more!
The Band-in-a-Box 2023 DAW Plugin offers over 40 exciting new features and enhancements, including Drum Stems (separate tracks from the different microphones used during the actual recording sessions), 4 color schemes to choose from, enhanced chord settings, improved undo/redo operation, “Rebuild StylePicker” notification whenever rebuild is required, EZ RealTracks/RealDrums Folder Locations dialog, and more!
Summary of Changes (build 1007) (Feb 17, 2023)
Fixed: Flat symbols displaying as B when using PG Chords font.
Fixed: Possible “1400 Invalid Window Handle” error when saving a song or exiting the program.
Fixed: GUI freeze when playing a song that has “N/A” RealTracks.
Fixed: Crash if resizing the floating Audio Edit window very small.
Fixed: Deleting or inserting a region of audio did not move the automation nodes.
Fixed: Wrong number of bars imported when importing MIDI if using “Number of blank bars to insert at beginning”.
Fixed: Importing a single-track MIDI file should automatically import onto the currently selected track.
Fixed: Utility track MIDI channel not saved in songs.
Fixed: When opening a song file from Explorer to launch a second instance of the program, the first instance would also open the song.
Fixed: RealTracks favorites are not saved between program sessions.
Fixed: Crash if cancelling a batch render to mp3.
Fixed: Failure to open files with semicolon in the file name.
Fixed: CTRL+SHIFT+N did not switch open the Big Piano window if the Notation window was open.
Fixed: CTRL+ALT+N did not switch viewing modes in the Notation window.
Fixed: Underlying audio track is audible when recording over it.
Fixed: Freeze occurs when deleting the last note on a track in the Notation window.
Fixed: Frozen RealDrums might not generate after song has been reopened.
Fixed: Pre-record dialog allowed recording audio onto the Thru track.
Fixed: Track menu “Choose No RealDrums for this track” does not cause Mixer to redraw.
Fixed: RealTracks selected by the Soloist dialog become refrozen often accompanied by “Soloist track has been LOCKED” flash message.
Fixed: WMA loops in a song or style would not load if the M4A file was available.
Fixed: Loading a style should remove plugins.
Added: “Delete decompressed WAV files when loading songs” setting added to Audio Edit settings dialog.
DAW Plugin 5.1.14
Fixed: Plugin loads wrong default chord font
Fixed: Chord Progression entries double after opening Preferences dialog
Fixed: Plugin should recognize that 12/8=4/4 etc.
Fixed: Removed options to clear and load instrument on Style Mix track
Fixed: Custom track on style page does not clear
Fixed: Custom tracks loaded from saved song do not contain “=” marker
Fixed: Utility track loaded from saved song does not have correct track description
Fixed: Tracks do not clear on first attempt
RealTracks and Content fixes:
Fixed: RealDrums/Stems JazzSwingModern and JazzSwingModernBrushes did not work.
Fixed: Five RealTracks were assigned incorrect holds (Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 120, Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dire Ev 140, Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 065, Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm OldWorld2Beat Ev16 140, Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Blues12-8Brent Sw 065)
Improved: These RealTracks previously used full chording shots & holds, but now more correctly use single-notes:
Piano, Acoustic, Soloist Bossa Ev 140
Piano, Acoustic, Soloist Bossa Ev 085
Piano, Acoustic, Soloist Bossa Ev 190
Added: New style – _APPEARS.sty was missing from RT set 424.
Added: New styles – _CLOUDS.STY and _LUNDI.STY should be included in the bonus 49PAK.
Fixed: _TINES had wrong long stylen name in StylePicker.
Improved: Many RealDrums were missing long substyle descriptions, which have now been added. E.G. PercFestejoPeru^, FunkModernDiscoEv16^
Improved: RealTracks Picker memos have been added for some RealTracks that were previously missing them.
Fixed: The artist bio for Shobhit Banwait was not showing up.
Improved: Artist Performance Sets 13 & 14, lyrics added to the lyric document dialog.
Fixed: Demo for _LATNBLU.sty loaded the wrong style
Fixed: RT2615:Bass, Electric, FunkPumpingQuarters Ev 100 was playing incorrect notes for certain chords.
Fixed: _MISTNYC had odd groove mismatches between instruments
Fixed: The CountryEv8 drum style is supposed to use brushes for the A section, but at tempos near 100 it was playing sticks
Fixed: _Perch.sty missing from StylePicker.
Fixed: The demo for _CAVERNB was using a different RealDrum than the style itself
Fixed: The shots and holds for RealTrack 2619:Organ, Rhythm Funk Ev 100 were playing two tones above what was entered
Fixed: The audiophile version of 3467:Bass, Electric, AmericanaSyncSteveAB Ev16 085 had some notes that were quiter than others.
Fixed: The notation for 2696:Bass, Synth, TropicalHouseA-B Ev 120, 2694:Bass, Synth, TropicalHouseOffBeat Ev 120 and 2695:Bass, Synth, TropicalHouseSync Ev 120 was in a higher octave than what was being played
Fixed: Audiophile edition: RealDrums BebopLatin2Swing^ & JazzModernShuffle^, as well as the Direct Input Holds 330 would play nothing but static
Fixed: The 146 tempo of JazzWaltzTerryClarke^ RealDrums would have dropouts in some bars
Fixed: The demo for _LATNBLU.sty would load STRAYST8.sty
Fixed: _SUNDRY.sty had silent audio demo
Fixed: The demo for =PICNIC.sty previously had a horn section on one of the tracks that was not supposed to be there
Fixed: RT4270: Bass, Electric, ProgRockTOAB Ev16 090 was not playing Sus chords.
Fixed: RT4013: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModPopDistortedLoArp Ev16 65 was playing some incorrect notes
Fixed: Most of the Synthmaster presets did not have working demos when you double-clicked on them
Updated: Help file, manual, tips, etc.
Improved: Transcriptions, transitions between chords, as well as new simple variation options, have been made to many of the RealTracks from the December 2022 release. S=Simple added, T=Transcription improved, M=Improved transitions between riffs. List below:
SM Piano, Acoustic, Soloist Bossa Ev 085
S Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BossaLHComp Ev 085
SM Piano, Acoustic, Soloist Bossa Ev 190
S Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BossaLHComp Ev 190
TSM Guitar, Lap Steel, Background BluesSlow128 Sw 065
TSM Guitar, Lap Steel, Background BluesFunky Ev 120
TS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesShuffleSyncBasic Sw 120
SM Harmonica, BackgroundSoloist BluesGrittyPat Ev 120
SM Harmonica, BackgroundSoloist BluesGrittyPat Ev 085
S Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzRockSoul Ev 130
TSM Bass, Electric, SoulRock70sAB Ev 100
TSM Bass, Electric, Soul60sSlow128AB Sw 060
M Sitar, Background SlowSwing16thsAnwar Sw16 075
SM Bass, Electric, MetalModernJoshAB Ev 120
SM Bass, Electric, MetalModernDoubleTimeJosh Ev 120
S Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalModernChugDouble12keyNico Ev16 120
TSM Guitar, Lap Steel, Soloist BluesShuffleRob Sw 120
TSM Bass, Electric, ProgRockTOAB Ev16 090
TSM Guitar, Electric, Soloist ProgRockTO Ev 090
SM Harmonica, BackgroundSoloist RockShuffleGrittyPat Sw 110
S Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModCountrySlow128PowerHeldPlus Sw 050
S Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModCountrySlow128PowerChug Sw 050
SM Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModCountrySlow128PulsingDelay Sw 050
SM Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModCountrySlow128DreamyHiPads Sw 050
SM Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModCountrySlow128LoPadsDelay Sw 050
TSM Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NashvilleWaltzDistArpeg Sw 120
TSM Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NashvilleWaltzDistPowerChordsHeld Sw 120
M Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm NashvilleWaltzMelodicTremolo Sw 120
SM Guitar, Electric, Soloist ModernCountry16thsBrent Ev16 060
SM Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm ModCountrySlowSw16Tremolo Sw16 060
M Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryCoolSw16Johnny Sw16 090
TSM Guitar, Lap Steel, Background BluesShuffleRob Sw 120
SM Guitar, Electric, Soloist Soul70sRelaxedPat Ev 100
SM Guitar, Lap Steel, Background CountryPopGrittyShuffle Sw 110
SM Guitar, Lap Steel, Background CountryPopGritty Ev 120
TS Guitar, Electric, Soloist NashvilleShuffleGrittyBrent Sw 110
TS Guitar, Electric, Soloist ChicagoBluesPat Sw 140
S Bass, Electric, BluesFunkyAB Ev 120
TS Bass, Electric, BluesShuffleAB Sw 110
TS Bass, Electric, BluesFunkyAB Ev 085
TS Bass, Electric, PopSwingBouncyAB Sw 120
TS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesShuffleSync Sw 120
TS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesFunky Ev 120
S Piano, Acoustic, Soloist Bossa Ev 140
TSM Guitar, Electric, Rhythm FunkLondonMuteWah Ev16 120
TSM Guitar, Electric, Rhythm FunkLondonSoulRiffsTrem Ev16 120
S Guitar, Lap Steel, Background BluesFunkyRob Ev 085
TSM Guitar, Lap Steel, Background BluesSlowShuffleRob Sw 085
TS Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesSlow128Johnny Sw 60
TM Guitar, Electric, Rhythm LatinRock Ev 125
TM Guitar, Electric, Rhythm LatinRockDbl Ev 125
M Guitar, Electric, Soloist LatinRock Ev 125
TSM Bass, Electric, SoulFunk70sSw16AB Sw16 090
TSM Bass, Electric, SoulFunk70sAB Ev 100
TSM Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SoulFunk70s Ev 100
MS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalModernArpeggio12keyNico Ev 120
MS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalModernSyncHi12keyNico Ev 120
MS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalModernPowerHeldPlus12keyNico Ev 120
MS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalModernStaccatoSync12keyNico Ev 120
M Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalModernChugDouble12keyNico Ev16 120
MS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalModernChugging12keyNico Ev 120
TS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopFastRockHiStrum Ev 170
TS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopFastRockHiRiffs Ev 170
TS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopFastRock1-noteBreakMid Ev 170
TS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopFastRock1-noteBreakLow Ev 170
TS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopFastRockPowerBreakMute Ev 170
TS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopFastRockPowerBreakPartialMute Ev 170
TS Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopFastRockPowerBreakdown Ev 170
Improved: Improvements to transcriptions for many of the RealDrums from the December 2022 release. List below:
2. Replace original files with files from Crack folder